Nancy Collins gets ready to bring out information material on COVID-19 to Traveller families.
“It’s important to build up trust with the Traveller families you work with,” says Nancy, “That way when it comes to a crisis like this one, they know they can trust the information we give.
“Of course being a Community Health Worker at this time sends out a very positive message to all Travellers – that Travellers can and do very positive work in their own communities. It’s a great role model for the younger Travellers on the sites.
“When I started off I didn’t have all the confidence I needed to be talking about medical issues. But with the training you get confidence and with the support of your co-workers you help each other through the difficult situations.